There is no doubt that you have heard this warning for years, “It is very important to secure your home network with strong security measures for a wireless (Wi-Fi) network, using a strong password,” but what if the ban occurs?

How to make sure your network is stolen?

What can you do?

How do you know that someone is stealing your Wi-Fi network?

If you are concerned that someone might steal your WiFi network, there are some tools available for you to find out.

Method 1: Check the router's status lights The

easiest way to find out if an unauthorized person is using your Wi-Fi network is to look at your hub's device, but this method only works if you can disconnect all of your devices. Completely wireless for internet connection.

If you have a lot of devices (such as smart home gadgets) that use this network, you can go directly to the second method.

If you can count all the devices on your Wi-Fi network on the one hand, remove them and put them in the offline state, either turn them off or set them to safe mode, then see the status lights on the Wi-Fi router.

With no devices using Wi-Fi the lights should not be flashing and if they are not, it is possible that someone else is connecting to your network.

Second method: use network check apps

There are many apps available in the app store for your mobile device that promise to scan your network and provide a list of all connected devices.

You can search the App Store for suitable options, but there is one reliable app called "WiFi Guard", which is available for both iOS and Android systems.

This app gives you a list of all connected devices that you can scan to see if there are any that you cannot recognize.

A number of devices will be identified by easily understood names, such as laptop, phone and some smart home devices, but some of them may be reported as an "unknown device", which is relatively unhelpful when trying to determine whether it is your device itself or it is a device Intruder as shown in the picture below.

Use your own distributor app

If you have a relatively modern Wi-Fi router, it probably works with a mobile app, in fact, you may have configured the hub device from the start using the app.

If so, you can start the app on your phone and search for a network map, registry, or list of connected devices that the app might call "Clients."

Each distributed device is different, so you will need to research and explore the device manufacturer's website.

If you have succeeded in finding a list of connected devices via the Hub device app, then you can identify the intruding devices as shown in the following picture.

Log in to your admin dashboard

If none of these other options work, your last (and often more complicated) option is to log into the admin control panel of your reseller device in a web browser.

And to do this, you will need to know:

  • Admin username (admin username): In most hub machines, the name "admin" is the word "admin", unless you changed it to another name when setting up the router for the first time.

  • Your administrator password: If you have an old router and you have never changed the password, this could be a vulnerability that the hacker exploited to enter your network, such as the password "Defualt" or "Password".

  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address: Most of the time the (IP) address of your network is ( -).

    Enter this address into your web browser, and log in if you get the opportunity.

  • If this is not correct, then you need to find the IP address of your network: In the Start Search box, type (ipconfig) in the Command Panel as it appears in the image below, and press Enter.

    Your IP address should be the "Default Gateway".

After logging into the admin dashboard, search for network map, user history, or client list as mentioned earlier.

Every router is different, so you'll need to explore it to find it.

How to kick someone out of your network

If you find an unauthorized device on your home network, there are two simple ways to get rid of it:

If you see an unauthorized client in the router's mobile app or admin control panel, select the device.

You should see one of these options: Block, Ban, or eject the device as shown in the picture.

Instead of blocking devices one by one, you can remove all devices from the network at once (including your own) by changing the Wi-Fi password.

If you don't already use a password, you should definitely turn on network security and add a password now.

Even if you already have a password, if someone is using your network and you don't know how to access it, you should change your password and make it stronger.

If your network provides multiple types of security, switch to a more secure system, such as moving from WPA, or from WPA2-TKIP to WPA2- AES (WPA2-AES).